This post is a celebration of everything great in science, technology and engineering. From simple inventions, through future technologies, to one of the greatest human minds in history. All of the following videos are examples of the best there is in technological innovation and invention. The sort of radical thinking that makes one think “Wow!”.
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1. Fifth Gear Interview With Gordon Murray
Gordon Murray, ex-F1 designer and creator of the McLaren F1 supercar, discusses his T25 city car and the iStream process used to build it. Some fascinating insights into possible future directions for automotive design & manufacturing.
2. 21st Century inventors
An interesting look at the need for, and process of, patenting new inventions.
Video (Audio slideshow) – 21st Century Inventors
3. Leonardo da Vinci: Science,Engineering & Inventions
Without doubt, one of the greatest human minds of all time. It seems, even now, we are reinventing Leonardo’s inventions.
4. Lego printer
This device is all the better for being somewhat pointless. One can only ask – “Why?” And the only response can be “Well, why not?”
Video – Lego printer
5. Engineers invent ‘off-road’ wheelchair
A great example of what can happen when a little thought is applied and technology from one field can be combined with another.
6. Future of Screen Technology
A fascinating look at some of the possibilities that emerging screen technology might bring. And much of the tech shown here is not very far from becoming reality.
Video – Future Of Screen Technology
7. Tube Climbing Robot
A great example of how the best ideas don’t have to be the most complicated ones.
Video – Tube Climbing Robot
8. Car Technology of the Future Presented By The Auto Channel
Some of the advances we can expect from technology “convergence” in vehicles of the future
9. Time Magazine 2009 Best Inventions of the Year
Just a few of the best inventions of 2009 as judged by Time Magazine.
10. Time Magazine 2009 Worst Inventions of the Year
In the interests of balance some of the worst inventions of the same year